The Ups and Downs of Hormonal Birth Control
The pill has been prescribed for decades, but at what cost?
What Do You Do When You’re Your Own Worst Enemy at Work?
Recognizing why you self-sabotage means taking a long, hard look inward.
Journaling Trends to Soothe the Mind and Feed the Soul
The time is now to develop a daily journaling practice and reconnect with your inner power.
Better Your Werk
Unpacking Decolonization at Work
This piece was initially published on December 30, 2019. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement’s recent events, we have republished it in order to put relevant content and BIPOC voices at th...
Harnessing a powerful tool to help us manifest our deepest desires.
Shopping in a State of Fear
How advertising is weaponized to take advantage of our greatest insecurities.
Being Sad Doesn’t Mean You’re Ungrateful
Yes, you can be grateful for your blessings and feel sad, angry or anxious sometimes, too.
Finding Calm in the Eye of the Storm
On learning the values that will withstand any disaster more than ever before.
My Ex-Vice: Shopping
A habit that helped curate a life I wanted, but had no idea how to attain.
My Breakup with Wellness (Or Whatever It’s Called Now)
The inability of “wellness” to work for me wasn’t a reflection of my own shortcomings.
People & Places
What It’s Like Being Iranian in the West
On feeling America-branded in the motherland.
How to Dismantle Toxic Masculinity (One Step at a Time)
A "we're all in this together" approach is the answer.
My Ex-Vice: Instagram
My Ex-Vice is a series that explores the things that can challenge us most – the bad habits, temptations, and dependencies – and how we understand them in order to overcome them. We just left a ...
The Good Spirit: The Introspective Power of Tarot Cards
A conversation with tarot reader Savannah Olsen Between horoscope apps, crystals charging on bedside tables, meditation workshops, and anything deemed worthy by Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s safe to say t...
Reflections on a Career Shift
Because progress isn’t linear, and sometimes it’s OK to be selfish. This time of year, I’m an oxymoron: New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday, and yet I don’t believe that January 1 holds a mono...
My Ex-Vice: Procrastination
My Ex-Vice is a series that explores the things that can challenge us most – the bad habits, temptations, and dependencies – and how we understand them in order to overcome them. To tell you the ...
Why I Still Make New Year's Resolutions Even Though It Feels Arbitrary
January 1st does not have a monopoly on self-improvement. My journal is full of disparate notes – conversations I overheard on the subway, things my partner said that were too sweet not to write...
People & Places
In the Studio with Artist Marie Khouri
On Art, Multiculturalism, and Motherhood “Sometimes I get shivers thinking, ‘What if I hadn’t found my art?’” says sculptor Marie Khouri, sitting among dozens of pieces of her artwork in her home ...
How Taking a Pause in Awe Changes Us As Humans
Whether unfolding in the moment, anticipated, imagined, or revisited through memory, meaningful experiences are, in a sense, how we seek to embrace, imbibe, or live in time. But what happens when t...
The Overlooked Travel Destination: The Self
Generally speaking, the words journey or travel evoke imagery of beautiful natural landscapes, or perhaps architecture and new cultures. It can also suggest impressions of more routine things like ...
The Importance of Our Astrological Sun Sign
Understanding your astrological sun sign Astrology is a beautiful tool that can be used to support your self-exploration. It can help you better understand yourself and the people around you. Yo...